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Texas Homeowner Assistance Program Exceeds $50 Million in Assistance Distributed

Over 7,000 Texas Households Provided with Home Loan and Property Tax Relief   AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) surpassed $50 million in home loan and related housing expense payments distributed to over 7,000 Texas households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund (TXHAF), eligible Texans…

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Abortion funds languish in legal turmoil, their leaders fearing jail time if they help Texans

By Erin Douglas and Eleanor Klibanoff, The Texas Tribune June 29, 2022 “Abortion funds languish in legal turmoil, their leaders fearing jail time if they help Texans” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide…

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High temperatures take toll on Texas crops

          High temperatures take toll on Texas crops Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 28, 2022 Written by Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu     The high temperatures crops experienced over recent weeks across much of the state could translate into lower yields for producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. Unrelenting high temperatures…

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Old Shiloh Cemetery Picnic and Civil War Reenactment

The annual Old Shiloh  cemetery picnic is scheduled for Monday, July 4at noon, preceded by the Annual Business meeting is at 10:00 with the election of Committee Members. “Sons of the Confederacy,” Mt. Enterprise chapter, a Civil War Re-Enactment group will stage a battle, replete with cannons, at 11:00 preceding lunch. There are 13 Civil War veterans…

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CenterPoint Energy urges customers to be on alert for utility service disconnection scams

Houston – June 29, 2022 – CenterPoint Energy is alerting customers of reported increases in door-to-door, phone call and text message scams. Reports of individuals impersonating CenterPoint Energy have employed various tactics, including requests to check electric meters at customers’ homes and spoofing company phone numbers to threaten service disconnection.   CenterPoint Energy will never call a customer…

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Military veterans can sue Texas over employee discrimination allegations, U.S. Supreme Court rules

By Sneha Dey, The Texas Tribune June 29, 2022 “Military veterans can sue Texas over employee discrimination allegations, U.S. Supreme Court rules” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The…

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Congress investigates portable generator manufacturers following carbon monoxide deaths in Texas and other states

By Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News, and Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica June 29, 2022 “Congress investigates portable generator manufacturers following carbon monoxide deaths in Texas and other states” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics,…

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Texas will increase checkpoints for trucks crossing from Mexico after migrant smuggling deaths

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune June 29, 2022 “Texas will increase checkpoints for trucks crossing from Mexico after migrant smuggling deaths” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The…

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